Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen sign three recruits

By Mike Mastone

November 17, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

Massachusetts women’s basketball coach Marnie Dacko hoped to build a team well balanced in both aspects of the game, and it appears she is continuing with that strategy. Dacko and her staff were busy during the November early signing period. Within one week UMass already inked three recruits to...

Minutewomen host St. John’s

By Neil Carroll

November 17, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

Fresh off of a 79-73 overtime win against Boston University, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team will take on St. John’s on Wednesday at home, and hope to open the season, 2-0. The last time the Minutewomen won the first two games of a season was in coach Marnie Dacko’s first year as head...

Minutewomen sweep Vermont over the weekend

By Geena Lombardi

November 17, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

Building on momentum from two wins the previous weekend, the Massachusetts women’s club hockey team swept Vermont, 5-1, on Friday night and 3-2 on Saturday morning. Friday’s game started off slow with a scoreless first period for both sides. Each team had a power play opportunity, yet neither...

Atlantic 10 up for grabs in 2009-10

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

The Atlantic 10 is not what it used to be. It is not that it is now a weaker conference then in past years, but a lot of familiar faces left the conference making the title up for grabs more than it has been the past two years. Xavier dominated the regular season the past two years and Temple rose...

Baltimore natives team up at UMass

By David Brinch

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

It’s extremely rare for a Division I collegiate basketball team to have two players from the same city. Take Massachusetts basketball players Ricky Harris and Terrell Vinson, who both come from Baltimore, home to basketball greats like Carmelo Anthony, Rudy Gay, Juan Dixon and Sam Cassell. Video: Fr...

Team secretary returns for 24th season with Minutemen

By David Brinch

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Twenty-four years and five head coaches later, Bonnie Otto’s basketball knowledge has increased from when she first began working as the secretary for the Massachusetts basketball team. “I didn’t even know how many guys played on the court at one time, I knew nothing about basketball, and it...

2009-10 Minutemen roster breakdown

By Adam Miller

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

This year’s roster for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team barely resembles anything close to last year’s. On the 15-player roster, 10 of the players have never seen a minute of playing time at UMass. Four of the returning players are expected to be in the rotation every game, which leaves...

Anthony Gurley feels at home in second year at UMass

By David Brinch

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

It’s Anthony Gurley’s time to shine. With a year under him in coach Derek Kellogg’s dribble-drive offense, all that needs to be answered is if the physical guard will combine with senior guard Ricky Harris to lead a young Massachusetts men’s basketball team back to the NCAA tournament. ...

Minutemen face stiff competition in 2009-10

By Adam Miller

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

It has been awhile since the Massachusetts men’s basketball team had a schedule as tough as the one it will have this year. UMass coach Derek Kellogg even goes as far as calling himself crazy at times for putting such a demanding schedule on such a young team. But it’s worth it for him if that’...

Kellogg leading UMass in right direction

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

When Derek Kellogg played for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team, the team was much different than it is today. Games were nationally televised, the Mullins Center was packed and the state was in love with the team. Today, the attendance at a game could easily be counted in a matter of minutes,...

Kellogg recruits through building relationships

By Adam Miller

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Sampson Carter always knew he wanted to play for Derek Kellogg. After all, it’s rare when a coach and player have a relationship that starts as early as grade school. Kellogg worked at a summer basketball camp during his tenure at Memphis and met Carter when he was 10 years old. Their relationship became...

Minutemen jump into 2009-10 season

By David Brinch

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Massachusetts basketball coach Derek Kellogg says he doesn’t really know how good his team is yet. That must be okay, because no one else on the Minutemen’s strong schedule knows either. After a 80-78 exhibition win over Dowling and a season-opening loss on the road to Central Florida, UMas...